Need a personalized beauty service?

aplava

As you all know (well, only if you have read About Me), I am a Senior Software Engineer by profession and a beauty blogger by passion. This definitely keeps me busy and occupied round the clock! In my busy schedule, Aplava (a beauty website, about which I will be telling you shortly…) has been a great helping hand in being my personalized beauty guide!

Ladies and Gentlemen …. put your hands together for Aplava!!!!

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“For busy women/men on the go,

Aplava is a personalized beauty service tailored to your taste,

budget & lifestyle that helps you look and feel your best

every day.”

I was thrilled by its concept and was excited to give it a try…. As it claims to be a personalized beauty service, and I was so much in need of one… decided to explore it. Earlier I thought it to be just any other makeup website out there selling products at a discounted rate, but no way! It does much more!! It’s like a visit to a dermatologist + expert beautician who work together in aiding you choose the products you need.

How it works?

1. Once you sign up at Aplava, it throws a few question at you to know your skin and lifestyle better. The interface is really user friendly and one shall not have a problem in proceeding.

 

2. Once you have answered the questions, and your beauty profile is framed, the website algorithm chooses the best suited products for you, and you have a wide variety of products to choose from.

This website is a one stop solution to buy vichy products or sebamed baby products or any other makeup/ beauty products.

They even have great offers running and give free shipping over Rs. 999/-. You surely gotta give it a try.

 

Do share your experience with Aplava in the comments section below. I would love to hear from you.




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Nail Polish Haul From Nykaa

nail pilish

With every empty nail polish bottle tossed into the dustbin, I feel my energy level decrease! Now was the time to refill my nail polish hoard.

Every visit to the makeup counter urges me to grab those colorful shiny new bottles of polishes, Of course my generous husband doesn’t mind the purchase, but my shopaholic guilt pulls me back!! 🙁

One fine day, in my recreation hour when I was sipping hot coffee, watching the rain dancing through my office window, heard a notification on my phone from Nykaa that made me jump out of me seat with joy… It was FLAT 25% OFF ON MAYBELLINE… Yayyyyy… 😀 ….I threw my shopaholic guilt wrap away, I had to.. now was the time to buy all that has been listing in my mind; so I went ahead to explore!

Without looking left and right (remember the shopaholic guilt… It was still there keeping a watch over me!!) I headed straight to the Maybelline-> Nail Polish section and picked 8 glorious shades!!

(1) Coral Craze (Rs 110/- Rs. 83/-) – It’s one of the bestest best coral shade I have come across so far. I have already used a bottle before, this one is my second purchase and that explains my love for it 🙂

(2) Orange Fix (Rs 110/- Rs 75/-) – A pretty peppy orange shade. A lot can be done with this. You can see me wearing it HERE.

(3) Porcelain Party (Rs 110/- Rs 83/-) -Would use it mainly for french manicures or for drawing white fowers.

(4) Blackout (Rs. 100/- Rs. 75/-) – Not a big fan of black nail polishes though.. but you need to have a basic black polish for nail arts!

(5) Buried Treasure (Rs. 100/- Rs. 64/-) – This looks quite interesting.. It has a chrome finish.. really excited to try it out.

(6) Rose Poudre (Rs. 350/- Rs. 263/-) – I have been eyeing this one since a while now!! so soo sooo excited to wear this beautiful mauve-pink-brown-nude shade.

(7) Sun Kissed  (Rs. 350/- Rs. 263/-) – Can’t tell you how much I have craved it ever since I first saw it!! Love at first sight exists!!!

(8) French Manicure  (Rs. 350/- Rs. 263/-) – DID YOU KNOW?!?! the only reason why I could never wear a french manicure was because I lacked the perfect base shade…. here , I have it now.. 😀 you will now be seeing lots of french manicure happening!!

The last first 5 polishes are from the Color Show Collection and the last 3 are from Forever Strong Super Stay Collection (reviewed HERE)

nail polish
L-R: Buried Treasure, Blackout, Coal Craze, Orange Fix, Porcelain Party

 

nail polish
L-R: Sun kissed, Rose Poudre , French Manicure

Pheww.. that ends the haul!! Now since the shopaholic guilt wrap is on me back again… I promise myself not to buy new nail polishes for next few months atleast!!!

Do let me know which shade you liked the best 😀

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Quick Party Nails

Quick Party Nails

There are times (well, most of the time) when you want to reach out for an ultra quick nail art solution. This nail art can be a good quick option.

Nail Polishes Used

Maybelline Orange Fix

(I got this shade from Nykaa at a great deal of 25% OFF, you can check out my next post on nail polish haul from Nykaa)

Maybelline Bling Thing

Quick Party Nails

All you need to do is, On 2 generous base coats (Orange Fix used here) you need to apply a glitter top coat (Bling thing used here) at the ends. You can apply the top glitter coat with a sponge like I did, for high glitter density OR simply with the nail polish brush.

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Guest Post Invite

Guest Post

Makeupmagique has turned 1.5 years old now, and I think the time is right to open up the blog to some fresh new voices. If you are willing to share your passion for all things beauty or have great ideas and are willing to write about it, I would love to feature on my website as a guest post.

If you would like to contribute to Makeupmagique, you can drop me a mail at worldofmakeupmagique@gmail.com and I shall get back to you as soon as I can.

Please note guest posts which fail to meet the guidelines mentioned below shall not be posted.

 

Guidelines for guest posts

1. Content

You can send DIYs, How-tos, product reviews, makeup looks, tips and trick or any other relevant articles. I would appreciate a clean and clear content (with no short hand writing, lyk dis 1); also you need to check for spelling and grammar errors before sending. I will surely proof read before posting but wouldn’t be working on any corrections. The work limit is 200 – 500 words, needless to say, it has to be 100% original.

The pictures should be good quality. You need not use a DSLR for the same, just make sure it clear. The size of the image should be 800px X 800px

2. Compensation

Payment will be on per article basis (Rs 500/- for each published article ; equivalent amount in other currencies). Payment for Indian residents will be via NEFT and via Paypal for the rest.

Looking forward to hear from you.

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Innisfree Hand Cream | Review

Innisfree Hand Cream

Hand Creams are an integral part of my daily routine. Dry hands dread me! The presence of a good hand cream in my bag gives me an immense sense of solace. The addition to my hand cream family is the “Innisfree Jeju rose hand cream”.

I really like rose fragrance and always look forward to try out rose scented products. Innisfree hand creams come in a variety of fragrances, you can surely find your favorite in the range.

innisfree hand cream

Innisfree is a Korean brand. It claims to be a natural brand that shares the benefits of nature from the pristine island of Jeju allowing for vibrant beauty and pursues an eco-friendly green life to preserve the balance of nature.

Innisfree Hand Cream

Here is the review for you all.

Packaging

The packaging structure is quite similar to the Body Shop Hand Cream (reviewed here) tube. Very convenient for use and travel friendly. The easily squeezable tube ensures good control over the product quantity. The screw cap ensures NO accidental spillage in your hand bag!

Package Quantity 

30mL

Price 

INR 300/-

Consistency and Texture

The cream consistency is slightly on the thicker side (unlike the body shop hand cream which is quite gel like, watery and of a lesser density).

The thick creamy consistency doesn’t feel sticky or heavy on application neither light or feathery. It’s non sticky, non greasy texture gives just the required amount of moisturisation which lasts for about 5-6 hours.

One big drawback I faced was, if you rub it on your hands continuously for a minute, you will notice dry powdery substance shedding off.. It’s like as if your hands are raining dandruff 🙁 And that happens every time!

Innisfree Hand Cream

Fragrance

The best part of the product! the reason why I actually bought it, was this beautiful rose fragrance. The scent isn’t too deep and intense, rather it’s more on the softer side and lingers on for a good amount of time.

Availability

I bought this from the Innsifree outlet in DLF Mall of India, Noida

Rating

Umm.. I guess 3.5/5 should be apt.

Why it couldn’t make 5/5?

1. Rs. 300/- for 30mL product is expensive.

2. The cream on application, does provide adequate moisturisation but it doesn’t aid in making the hands feel softer (body shop hand cream performs better in this case).

3. The white-powdery stuff that starts to shed off if you rub it on your hands continuously for a while is REALLY annoying.

Hope you found this useful, you can let me know your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Soft Pink Peach Makeup look

soft pink peach makeup

If you read my blogs regularly, you would surely know my love for pinks and peaches. Most of my makeup looks comprises of these two shades.

A soft pink peach makeup is an all weather look which can never go wrong! In this look I have paired soft peachy-rust eye makeup with creamy peach lip shade.

soft pink peach makeup

 

Products used for the look

Face

MAC Studio Fix – NC35

I avoid using foundation as it feels heavy on my face, MAC studio fix works best for me during summers as I have oily skin.

MAC Silver Dust as a Highlighter

This is an excellent highlighter, highly recommended. Make sure to use very small amount of it as it is very pigmented.

Maybelline Dream blush – 05

This is one of my favorite blush, It gives a wonderful natural sheen. And the shade 05 is a very natural peachy pink at the same time brightens up the face instantly.

Eyes

Urban Decay Eyeshadow palette (Naked 1)

Maybelline gel eyeliner black and brown

Loreal Mascara

False Lashes (Optional)

Lips
MAC Fanfare

Loreal lip gloss (snazzy)/ any nude pink gloss

soft pink peach makeup

Do try out this look this summers and let me know what you think.

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